This is not a background bio, or even a conventional memoir. It is more of an experiment I thought of a couple of years ago, and which I’m sure is not original. The thought was to write a memoir over a long period of time, consisting of posts covering different aspects, experiences and observations from my life. It will not be chronological. My idea is to organize posts around themes and threads running through my experiences, as well as episodes, stories and sketches.
I have no idea where this will take me. Wanna come?
Here is a little chronology so you can figure out where the different posts fit into the scheme of things.
Born in Portland, OR
Lived in NE Portland
Open Community School (Grades 4, 5 & 6)
Seventh Grade in Estacada, OR
Back in Portland for 8th Grade
Lived in Missoula, MT and attended Hellgate High School
Lived in Seattle; spent the summer of ’81 in Missoula.
Moved to Portland; hitchhiked to New Mexico, then to Oklahoma City
Lived in Oklahoma City
Married Laura Weatherly
Lived in Portland
Portland Community College
Lived in Forest Grove, OR